Karamoja Social Worker (Livelihoods) NGO Jobs – Dwelling Places (DP)
Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Reports to: Karamoja Program Lead
Duty Station: Uganda
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non-Governmental Organization which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.
Job Summary: The Karamoja Social Worker (Livelihoods) will mainly focus will be on Karamojong resettlement units/ families where the children are resettled, ensuring that their families have sustainable food and Income.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that an accurate baseline survey for the Karamoja project is conducted, data collected, analysed and shared with the relevant persons.
- Conduct the process of identifying and preparing the target communities and households for the livelihoods projects.
- Document the Project processes and procedures and oversee its implementation and success
- Monitor the livelihoods projects to see its success.
- Assist in Planning and budgeting for the resettled children’s families in Karamoja.
- Develop individual care plans for every family on the program and ensure effectiveness in its implementation
- Assist in developing, setting up and running child right clubs in partner schools to empower children at risk of trafficking and unsafe migration claim their rights.
- Update the families’ files with reports on their sustainability progress
- Coordinate with all agencies implementing projects in the target communities and get updated information on their plans and ongoing projects
- Facilitate delivery of all project inputs to the target beneficiaries and ensure proper record keeping
- Conduct all the community skills development meetings planned in the project.
- Facilitate implementation of all other field based activities planned in the project
- Put in place a group savings mechanism under the project.
- Conducting review meetings with the target groups and train groups on cross cutting issues that include but are not limited to HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sanitation.
- Participate in the regular M&E reviews of this project and make a contribution in redesigning of some strategy when need arises
- Prepare timely (activity based, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual) narrative reports and submit to the
- Sensitize the families of the children at risk of trafficking and unsafe migration to protect their children from traffickers and encourage them to stay in school.
- Advocate for improvement of living standards in Napak communities and the surrounding region
- Participate in advocacy for the rights of children through specific campaigns, partnership and working with Civil society organizations to protect the rights and best interests of children (specifically children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration)
- Any other roles as may be delegated by the supervisor and line Director
- Read the files of the referred children to familiarize yourself with their cases.
- Sensitize and encourage parents to take the lead in following up their children’s progress in school, attending class & visitation days, taking children and picking them from school
- Remind parents to bring their children to Dwelling Places offices for letter writing, collecting their gifts every school holiday and bringing their school reports
- Organize and conduct child protection training for the children, youth and parents and involve local leaders
- Participate in the planning and implementation of the annual children and youth camps
- Participate in the bi-annual beneficiary analysis to determine the level of support for the children and families in Karamoja
- Recommend parents and children able to support themselves for exit and ensure sustainable exits
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Degree in General Agriculture, Agro-forestry or social work and administration
- Three years of working experience in community livelihoods experience preferred
- Background of social work is an added advantage
- Knowledge and understanding of the Karamojong people and language is required
- Experience in upgrading the economic and social livelihoods of communities
- Good interpersonal skills; able to relate to all levels of management and staff
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills
- Proficient skills in Microsoft Office
- Ability to manage files and filing systems
- Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, good judgment & strong focus
- Ability to perform social work roles with all age groups.
- Born again Christian
How to Apply:
All candidates should send a pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter, two passport size photos to deliver applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka Road Near Mutundwe Police Station or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0312-513701 between 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday to Friday.
Deadline: 13th March 2020 by 5:00PM
Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.